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Concerns expressed about future park site

Mathews County supervisor Janine Burns questioned County Administrator Mindy Moran during Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting about work being done by volunteers at the site of the future Mathews Heritage Park in Moon.

Burns presented an e-mail from adjacent property owners Roy and Faye Respress who were concerned about the activity at the park site.

In the letter, the Respresses said that Tom Robinson, also a Moon resident, had been given permission by the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority to access the site by water only, but they were concerned that he would try to access the site via the driveway, which they say is a private driveway that they own.

As reported in a recent Gazette-Journal article, Lewis Lawrence of the Public Access Authority gave Robinson permission to repair and stabilize a dock and an old house on the property and to maintain the grounds, roads and paths. Robinson said he had driven his boat there to measure the dock to det...

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